Beat The Geek. It’s finally upon us. Released on Monday, it looks like that’s when I’m actually going to get it; unlike Marian, Play haven’t posted it early. Utter, utter bastards.
Anyone who saw the game at DJ will know how utterly brilliant this is going to be – it’s just a huge amount of fun. And it’s very, very funny. But there still seems to be a certain preconception amongst some part-time Red Dwarf fans that this is going to be a load of rubbish – despite these being the same people who complain that they want more Dwarf, when this is exactly what this is. I did actually add the phrase “Why, I have no idea” here – but actually, I know why. It’s because most DVD games are utter crap. But this isn’t just a good DVD game; it pretty much redefines the whole genre, it’s so fantastic. Never has so much love and effort been put into a DVD game before.
So: once you’ve played it – spead the word. Let people know how great it is. You won’t just be doing the Red Dwarf community a favour by ensuring further releases – you’ll actually be doing them a favour, as they’ll miss out on a whole lot of fun otherwise.
Meanwhile, here’s our plans. Instead of rushing our review up by having me play wtih myself in a room for a few hours (ha ha, like masturbation!), we reckon that we should give it a proper test. So there’s going to be a group review of the thing, which will hopefully be up by next weekend, or shortly after. Also going up around then will be a special Beat The Geek Dwarfcast. Don’t worry – it will be more interesting than just hearing us lot play the game and laughing periodically. But admittedly not by much.
To make up for the delay though, we should have something relating to the release published on Monday morning, to tide you over a bit.
Oh, and if that desktop background isn’t on all your computers immediately, there’s going to be trouble. Mine is up already. I need something to stare and dribble at until Monday morning…